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Amazon readying 5-6 new tablets says Staples exec

Amazon readying 5-6 new tablets says Staples exec

Amazon is readying as many as six new tablet variants according to retailer Staples, with a 10-inch model confirmed among the line-up. Five or six SKUs are in the pipeline, Retail president Demos Parneros at Staples told Reuters, with a range of sizes on offer as Amazon attempts to further milk the digital content market for music, video, ebook and app sales.

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Apple pays Proview $60m for iPad trademark

Apple pays Proview $60m for iPad trademark

Apple has settled its iPad trademark suit with Proview, agreeing to a $60m pay-out in order to use the iPad name for its tablet in China. "The iPad dispute resolution is ended," the Guangdong High People's Court confirmed in a statement. "Apple Inc. has transferred $60m to the account of the Guangdong High Court as requested in the mediation letter." Proview had argued that Apple's apparent purchase of the iPad trademark back in 2009 was not legally valid.

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iPad mini rumors reignite over Nexus 7

iPad mini rumors reignite over Nexus 7

Google's own-brand entrance into the 7-inch tablet market with the Nexus 7 has refueled speculation about a so-called iPad mini, with Apple expected to face increasing pressure to compete at the tweener size. Rumors of a smaller iPad - which would slot into the mid-point between the existing, 9.7-inch model, and the 3.5-inch iPhone and iPod touch - have circulated for as long as the iPad has been on sale; however, the arrival of the new Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean is arguably the biggest motivator yet for Apple to make good on the heresay.

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Apple, Microsoft, now Google: I/O 2012 closes the mobility triptych

Apple, Microsoft, now Google: I/O 2012 closes the mobility triptych

First Apple, then Microsoft, and now it's Google's turn: three weeks of back-to-back mobile strategy with each of the big three companies laying out their stalls for smartphones and tablets. It's arguably never been such an interesting time in mobility, but nor has there ever been so much at stake. Ecosystems, openness and long-term support have all divided opinion, as we've seen what the devices of tomorrow (but not necessarily today) will be running, and while Google is coming last to the table it also has the opportunity to outshine everything its rivals have demonstrated. That's far from being a given, however.

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Surface Detail: Microsoft’s Tablets Are Too Big To Fail

Surface Detail: Microsoft’s Tablets Are Too Big To Fail

Inevitable branch-out or needless dilution; mounting desperation or a prelude to a Nokia takeover. Surface struck chords with the Windows faithful and rang warning bells among skeptics, with the analysis as deep as Microsoft's launch details were shallow. Yet one thing's clear even at this early stage. No matter whether block-wrapping queues mark Surface's in-store arrival, or if sales of the tablet make Zune look like a blockbuster, Microsoft will be crowing its legacy.

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Microsoft tablet a Windows RT plea for standardization tip sources

Microsoft tablet a Windows RT plea for standardization tip sources

Microsoft's mysterious event later today, at which a new, homegrown tablet is expected, could instead see a more generic slate revealed that the company hopes will act as a template for future Windows models. The device is likely to be a Windows RT white-box design, supply chain sources tell DigiTimes, intended to give manufacturers a starting point for pushing out their own iPad rivals.

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Microsoft Tablet: Desperation demands options

Microsoft Tablet: Desperation demands options

Two mystery Mondays in a row: after Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote last week, now here comes Microsoft with a surprise announcement of its own, believed by many to have a tablet at its core. Speculation about a new Microsoft-branded device - or devices - has resurfaced over the past week, though as before it's a haze of rumor around a few nuggets of "trusted source" insistence. Partnerships with Barnes & Noble, the spread of Xbox LIVE, or even a gauntlet thrown down to Microsoft's own OEM partners: one thing most agree on is that it's a new slate in the offing, but that leaves plenty of angles Microsoft could take.

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Apple new iPad supply situation eases again

Apple new iPad supply situation eases again

Availability of Apple's new iPad continues to improve, with online orders in the US now seeing the shortest ever waiting period for buyers of the third-generation iOS tablet. Released to rave reviews several months ago, strong pre-sales and subsequent high demand led to a lengthy wait for those who opted to buy their new gadget from Apple's web store. However, online orders of the Apple tablet in the US are now expected to ship in 1-3 business days, down from the 3-5 day delay earlier this month.

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